Talia's Blog

A mother’s life; arrived at from drugs, teen pregnancy, and jail, through faith and gang intervention.

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mrslbrown24's picture mrslbrown24

I came across your blog today and related to you very well. I remember feeling that same particular way when I first started to attend church. I was a teenager and didnt quite understand the concept at first, it was very foreign to me. It did draw me in and I started to get some understanding once I let people and God minister to me. I finally had opened up. I drew in closer to God especially when my daughter's father was killed and my best friend and cousin was killed 4 mths later. At that point , I ran to church I felt like there was no option at that point. It hit too close to home. Now I am 26 yrs old and would love to build that relationship with God again. I say I try, but I know I can do much better. I think about all the things I have to give. You have to shed some things from your life sometimes that are negative and it is hard. By reading your blog, I seen your strength and it gave me hope. What did it take for you to do what you did??


Talia Rivera's picture Talia Rivera

Sorry it took me so long to respond. Thanks for commenting. The one thing I learned fast was that we all fall short... But what gives us hope is that we can get back up. So no matter how much I fell I wanted to be better, I wanted to live right so I had to fight...

I am not going to lie to you being saved isn't easy but at the same time it is the best decision I have EVER made in my life.

Be encouraged.

T


aimhigh's picture aimhigh

Being saved enables you to have a relationship with God. So think about it as a relationship. Talk to God everyday(and it doesn't have to be "churchy.") You just have to talk. And when you do BE HONEST cuz he already knows the real you anyway. Tell him your struggles and ask him for help, wisdom, and strength. Sometimes I even ask him to give me a desire to change because I know what I want is wrong but I don't want to change. Some things can only be changed with the help of God. Lastly, find a church that you can fellowship because we can find strength among the saints. Just remember, saints are still people so they are not perfect. But you will find strength among them. Peace.